Historic Overview Alberto Contador Velasco

Rider

Overall Rank20
NameAlberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth06-Dec-1982 - Madrid (Madrid)
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Alberto Contador Velasco - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2003 Once - Eroski 112 446
2. 2004 Liberty Seguros 120 426
3. 2005 Liberty Seguros - Wurth Team 926 45
4. 2006 Astana 673 65
5. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2267 3
6. 2008 Astana 2502 2
7. 2009 Astana 2589 2
8. 2010 Astana 2124 5
9. 2011 Saxo Bank Sungard 1793 6
10. 2012 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1374 19
11. 2013 Team Saxo - Tinkoff 1456 19
12. 2014 Tinkoff - Saxo 2606 2
13. 2015 Tinkoff - Saxo 2084 6
14. 2016 Tinkoff 1602 7
15. 2017 Trek - Segafredo 1807 9
Overall: 24035 20

Biography

Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβerto kontaˈðor βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish professional cyclist. He is one of the most successful riders of his era, winning the Tour de France (2007, 2009 and initially also 2010 although that title was later stripped because of a doping offence) and being one of only six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of cycling. He has won the Velo d'Or a record 4 times.

He was regarded as the natural successor of Lance Armstrong and was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. During his time at the Astana team, he has won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 Tour de France. He initially also won the 2010 Tour de France with this team, although it later turned out that he had tested positive for clenbuterol in a test taken during that year's Tour de France. He was, after a long battle in court, suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and stripped of his 2010 Tour-crown.

Contador is known as an attacking rider, who excels as a climber and in his best days also was an excellent time-trialist; he holds the record for the fastest ascent of the Alpe d'Huez climb, with 37' 30". He is also known for being able to turn races completely around into his favour, most notably during the Fuente Dé 17th stage at the 2012 Vuelta a España. Following his return from suspension, he has won several Grand Tours, though he has not managed to win the Tour de France again.

source - Wikipedia